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     Nor give to bonds and wrong once more
Whom God hath freed.”

Dear Lord! between that law and Thee
     No choice remains;
Yet not untrue to man's decree,
     Though spurning its rewards, is he
Who bears its pains.

Not mine Sedition's trumpet-blast
     And threatening word;
I read the lesson of the Past,
     That firm endurance wins at last
More than the sword.

O clear-eyed Faith, and Patience thou
     So calm and strong!
Lend strength to weakness, teach us how
     The sleepless eyes of God look through
This night of wrong!


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